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Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
science fiction and science fact. a giant robot made its debut in tokyo. people can control it either by sitting inside or with a smartphone. the four meter tall robot appeared at a media event at the national museum of emerging science of innovation. a group of artists and robot engineers spent two years developing it. an operator in the cockpit can manipulate the robot's fingers using a special kind of glove. developer and artist koguro kurata says he worked on the giant creation as a hobby. >> translator: if you are inspired to make something similar to this, please do so without hesitation. it can even be a self-assembly model. >> the robot will be on display in the museum through december 10th. >>> that's all for this edition of "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. we'll
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
of the chinese academy of social sciences said china's economy would grow 7.7% this year, which is down 1.6% from last year. >> translator: china's exports are slowing because of the european debt crisis and the global economic slow-down. >> he said the chinese economy bottomed out in the july to september quarter. that's because industrial output and consumption improved in both september and october. he predicts the country's economic growth will recover to about 8.2% next year from public investment expansion and monetary easing measures. but he called for flexible government policies if the situation in europe worsens. the chinese government earlier this year revised its growth target to 7.5% from around 8% in preceding years. >>> over in the united states, president barack obama is urging republicans to approve a tax hike on the wealthy. he says this is needed to avert the impending fiscal cliff of automatic austerity measures that could drag the economy into recession. obama said on wednesday that federal revenues will not reach the level needed to implement his proposals to cut the deficit
PBS
Dec 1, 2012 4:00pm PST
scouts of america is a partner in the national s.t.e.m. project. s.t.e.m. stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. >> i actually started in fifth grade with the younger robotics team, and i have now moved up to this team. so, it's a great way to get girls into s.t.e.m., and this gets them interested in the field. >> scouting also has a long tradition of service. to help other people is in the first line of the girl scout pledge. >> i taught boys and girls how to pitch a tent, how to build a fire, and how to tie knots, and all the camping skills. >> my project was entitled "dover kids say 'boo' to bullying." it was an anti-bullying program that i implemented at the local elementary school. >> those are just some of the many service projects that earned these 200 scouts a gold award. >> the gold award is the highest level of achievement that a girl can receive in girl scouting. it is the girl who has put in the most service hours, who has dedicated themselves to creating a project that is not just to get them into college, but a project that's gonna make a difference in their
PBS
Dec 2, 2012 6:30pm PST
, philosophy, science, religion, and above all, moments of every day experience captured like the glint of the sun sparkling through a crystal glass. just take a look at a sample of his legacy -- "darwin," "apes and angeles," "darwin's ark," "in the twelfth year of the war," "open doorways," and this, my favorite -- "summer love and surf," about the joys and wonders of loving and living. his latest book of poems is "perfidious proverbs." a fellow poet said that to watch philip appleman "sling words is to be richly regaled." i quite agree. welcome, philip. >> wonderful to be here, bill. >> i have long thought of poetry as music to be heard best in the voice of the composer. so let's go right to some of your poems. >> good. i love it. >> here's one of my favorites. and i think it's one of your favorites, too. "eve." tell me about that poem. >> 20 years ago, i published a book called "let there be light." it was a series of satires on various biblical stories. and eve being one of the first came out at the head of the list. and shall i read it? >> please. >> eve is kind of reflecting on th
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